Marcella Bencivenni

Marcella Bencivenni, Professor of History in the department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, has been awarded a Tiro a Segno Fellowship in Italian-American Studies at New York University for Fall 2020. As a visiting professor, she is teaching courses examining Italian immigration and presenting two public lectures under the auspices of the Tiro A Segno Foundation. The Fellowship is offered by NYU’s Department of Italian Studies and the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

In August Bencivenni contributed “The Italian Immigrant Working Class Experience in the United States," to the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (Oxford University Press). Later this year the University of Toronto Press will publish a study of Cold War counterintelligence featuring Bencivenni’s chapter titled “American Communism, Anti-communism, and the Cold War: The Case of Carl Marzani, 1947–51.”